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Message 1207442 - Posted: 18 Mar 2012, 13:14:03 UTC

Can we please have a "Use ATI GPU" box on the pref page? It's a choice on Beta's pref page, but not here.

Nag, nag, nag.

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Message 1207448 - Posted: 18 Mar 2012, 13:22:54 UTC - in response to Message 1207442.
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Can we please have a "Use ATI GPU" box on the pref page? It's a choice on Beta's pref page, but not here.

Nag, nag, nag.

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That's because there's an ATI application listed on Beta's application page, but there isn't one here.

Oh yea, +1 here too.

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Message 1207449 - Posted: 18 Mar 2012, 13:29:05 UTC - in response to Message 1207448.

Can we please have a "Use ATI GPU" box on the pref page? It's a choice on Beta's pref page, but not here.

Nag, nag, nag.

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That's because there's an ATI application listed on Beta's application page, but there isn't one here.

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Windows/x86 5.05 (ati13ati), yeah, but 505 is obsolete now. I take it the box will disappear then on Beta too.
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Message 1207453 - Posted: 18 Mar 2012, 13:45:59 UTC

Agreed, would be much easier for us ATI guys.

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Message 1207458 - Posted: 18 Mar 2012, 13:53:07 UTC

I have ATI cards that I'm prepared to consider using. But I'm staying on the sidelines for the immediate future. Too many unknowns yet for me to dip my toe.

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Message 1207525 - Posted: 18 Mar 2012, 17:20:24 UTC - in response to Message 1207448.

Can we please have a "Use ATI GPU" box on the pref page? It's a choice on Beta's pref page, but not here.

Nag, nag, nag.

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That's because there's an ATI application listed on Beta's application page, but there isn't one here.

Oh yea, +1 here too.

Claggy

I was thinking the other day when they added the "SETI@home v7:" option last week that they should have added the ATI GPU option as well. As the logic of "no options unless there is a stock app" isn't being applied any longer.
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Message 1207716 - Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 2:38:36 UTC - in response to Message 1207525.


I was thinking the other day when they added the "SETI@home v7:" option last week that they should have added the ATI GPU option as well. As the logic of "no options unless there is a stock app" isn't being applied any longer.

Unfortunately it's a completely different situation. SETI@home v7 is just an empty holder. To get the ATI GPU option on the BOINC global preferences there must be an app_version with an ATI plan_class.

It could be done, but would be messy. They could add another app called e.g. Ectoplasm and then install in it a do-nothing app_version called BustTheGhost v1 with an ATI plan_class. Then the ATI GPU option would show, but also Ectoplasm would be splashed around the same places SETI@home v7 is now showing. As long as they never created any work for that app, no harm would be done (though they might possibly need to have a dummy assimilator program too).
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Message 1207890 - Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 16:53:28 UTC - in response to Message 1207716.


I was thinking the other day when they added the "SETI@home v7:" option last week that they should have added the ATI GPU option as well. As the logic of "no options unless there is a stock app" isn't being applied any longer.

Unfortunately it's a completely different situation. SETI@home v7 is just an empty holder. To get the ATI GPU option on the BOINC global preferences there must be an app_version with an ATI plan_class.

It could be done, but would be messy. They could add another app called e.g. Ectoplasm and then install in it a do-nothing app_version called BustTheGhost v1 with an ATI plan_class. Then the ATI GPU option would show, but also Ectoplasm would be splashed around the same places SETI@home v7 is now showing. As long as they never created any work for that app, no harm would be done (though they might possibly need to have a dummy assimilator program too).
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Wow I didn't think they had to do all of that since it has existed at beta for a while. In that they had already created everything, but just needed to turn it on.
I had figured the apps were just a sub-component of the larger type, like SETI@home Enhanced or Astropulse. That plan class bit throws me off all the time.
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